Course Title: Address legal and administrative requirements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: BUSM6266C

Course Title: Address legal and administrative requirements

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5230 - Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Contact : Ruth Wellington

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9417

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit ensures that the business or project complies with the relevant legislative and regulatory requirements. It covers the skills needed by those setting up and managing the legal and administrative aspects of businesses, and projects in a cultural industry context.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUSADM09A Address legal and administrative requirements


1. Establish legal structures for businesses or projects

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Examine the legal options for setting up a business or project to determine the most suitable structure, taking into account:
1.1.1 preference of interested parties
1.1.2 requirements of funding bodies
1.1.3 structure of the industry
1.1.4 subsequent ownership transfer considerations
1.2 Investigate legal rights and responsibilities of the business/project to ensure they are understood and the business/project is adequately protected
1.3 Establish and maintain a file of all relevant documentation and correspondence


2. Comply with statutory and regulatory requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Ascertain the statutory and regulatory requirements affecting the way the business operates and take appropriate steps to ensure adequate cover and full compliance
2.2 Identify the insurance requirements fully to ensure cover and minimise risk
2.3 If required, secure registration of the business in accordance with owner/operator preferences and legal requirements
2.4 Investigate any specific legal questions of particular relevance to the industry
2.5 Maintain legal documents accurately and securely, keep relevant records and update to ensure their ongoing security and accessibility


3. Establish rights to materials, products/services

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Seek information on any procurement rights needed to ensure that the implications are fully understood
3.2 Explore conditions applying to materials, products and services fully to ensure compliance with legal and contractual requirements
3.3 Identify fully the cost of procurement rights to materials, products and services and include in ongoing financial planning
3.4 Explore fully the rights and responsibilities applying to use of products, materials and services to ensure accurate information is communicated to customers
3.5 Seek legal advice on contractual rights and obligations as required, to clarify liabilities 


4. Secure rights to materials/products/ services

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Assess materials, products and services to determine procurement rights
4.2 Ensure that contractual procurement rights are secured

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include some of the following: lectures, group discussions, visual and oral presentations, exercises, reports and written tasks

Teaching Schedule

WeekWeek beg.ProgramLearning
615 MarIntro. + Task 11.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
722 MarTask 21.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
829 MarTask 31.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
Term break 2 Apr - 11 Apr 
912 AprTask 4A1.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
1019 AprTask 4B1.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
1126 AprAG Ideas 
123 MayTask 51.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
1310 MayTask 61.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
1417 MayTask 71.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
15 24 MayClass Pres.1.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
1631 MayClass Pres.1.1-3, 2.1-5, 3.1-5, 4.1-2
177 JunAssessment 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Graphic Designers & Copyright, B131v01, Australian Copyright Council © April 2008 [ISBN 9781920778132]

References            Commonwealth of Australia Law        Intellectual Property Australia            Australian Copyright Council        Copyright Agency Limited (CAL)            The Arts Law Centre of Australia        Creative Commons Australia        Creative Commons (International)             iCommons (International)            Find Law Australia

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

In-class tasks
1 x project

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time.
A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work.
To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily complete all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.
Grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.

Assessment Tasks

Task 1 -     Intellectual property laws        15%
Task 2 -     Copyright - Corporate             10%
Task 3 -     Creative Commons             10%
Task 4 -     Copyright - Education Part A        10%
                   Guest Speaker Part B            5%
Task 5 -     Brand evolution & IP infringements     20%
                   Presentation of Task 5            10%
Task 6 -     Print & packaging regulations        10%
Task 7 -     Font & Image EULA’s            10%

Assessment Matrix

HD High Distinction = 80-100%
DI Distinction = 70 -79%
CR Credit = 60 - 69%
PA Pass (Higher Grade Available) = 50 -59%
PX Pass (No Higher Grade Available)
NN Fail = 0 - 49%
NYC(not yet competent)
CA (competency achieved

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